Monthly Archives: May 2015

Don’t push your metaphors too far

Among the long list of fallacies we teach in level 1 philosophy is one called weak analogy: This fallacy consists in assuming that because two things are alike in one or more respects, they are necessarily alike in some other … Continue reading

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Thanks for #rhizo15

So I guess this is the end of the official #rhizo15 thing. Some of us talked about thanking Dave for hosting this crazy party, and some of us thought we should not thank him at all, because that was not … Continue reading

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Hybrid Pedagogy Cereal

The other night, as I was waiting hopefully to see if I had been chosen as a peer editor for Hybrid Pedagogy, I dreamt that our final task was to collaborate on a design for a Hybrid Pedagogy cereal packet. … Continue reading

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Google Docs and ANT

I use Google Docs a lot. It makes it easy for me to find and edit things I am writing no matter which computer I find myself using, and it is also easy to share documents with others and collaborate … Continue reading

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Collaborative Sestina for Rhizomatic Learning

(Sarah) Rhizomatic learning is very subjective. It’s up to you, not up to Dave, what gets to count. The important thing is not to worry, but be content to mess around, mix it up – play around. Be warned – … Continue reading

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Cinquain for Rhizomatic Learning

 Rhizomes Invasive things? That depends on the type. Some need nurturing so they thrive; others choke. flickr photo shared by Internet Archive Book Images with no copyright restriction (Flickr Commons) (purists might say this is not a true cinquain. I’ve … Continue reading

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Haiku for Rhizomatic Learning

What’s rhizo learning? A chance to play with new things. Don’t worry ’bout the mess.

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Farewell to #hpj101

Over the last few days I’ve been participating in a short course in collaborative peer editing run by Hybrid Pedagogy. It’s been a wonderful, hectic, emotional, tiring few days and I am so much the richer for the experience. I … Continue reading

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#rhizo15: An Invasive Species?

In this week’s #rhizo15 question, Dave Cormier asks if rhizomatic learning is an invasive species. Depends   (This is inspired by Keith, btw.)  

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Introducing the swarm

 I used to refer to myself as “One of Eight” in emails regarding my tutoring. Back in 2009 (or thereabouts) the University conceded to pressure from the trade union and put we lowly teaching assistants on a proper pay scale … Continue reading

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